The Ampol Show

The Ampol Show was a popular game-show programme during the 1950s, hosted by the legendary radio personality Jack Davey. Sponsored by the well-known petrol brand, the programme was broadcast through Sydney radio station 2GB and featured “Yes/No” quizzes, mystery melodies, tongue twisters and limericks that narrowed the competition down to two finalists who would compete for a jackpot.

Sponsor: Ampol Oil Company
Compere: Jack Davey
Label: Macquarie
Broadcast: Beginning in 1952 The Ampol Show was broadcast on 2GB at 8.00pm every Friday.

Jack Davey looks into the Fluture, The Australian Woman’s Mirror, Vol. 30 No. 33, 7 July 1954, p. 33.

“Jack Davey has an invaluable asset – his ability to impart some of his own zest to any radio program.”

Funny Man, Pix, Vol. 35 No. 2, 18 September 1954, p. 24.


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